Marriage & Family Therapist in Meridian, ID
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Peggy Knodel, LMFT
​Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Portrait Health Centers
1859 S. Topaz Way, Suite 100   
MeridianID 83642
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Practice Information
Portrait Health Centers are multi-specialty clinics that employ the most cutting-edge and proven assessment protocols and treatment options available, believing that an Effective Treatment Depends On An Accurate Diagnosis. Individuals should not have to “play doctor” by researching available treatments and then self-selecting which of these treatments has been scientifically validated and would be most appropriate for themselves or their family. At Portrait Health Centers, we provide a comprehensive and multi-specialty assessment to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms and incorporate an appropriate treatment plan.
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
License Info
Specialties: Including, but not limited to Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Trauma and PTSD, Marital and Premarital, Family Conflict, Anger Management, Communication Skills, Women’s Issues, Behavioral Issues, Infidelity, Divorce, Codependency, Relationship Issues, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Emotional Disturbance, Coping Skills, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Peer Relationships, Self Esteem and Spirituality

Preteens (age 11 and older), Adolescents, Adults, Couples, and Families

My approach as a therapist is person-centered. I believe it is important to listen and understand each client’s story from their unique perspective. A good relationship between therapist and client is essential to good therapy outcomes. I endeavor to create a connection with clients that is based on respect and trust. I value clients’ autonomy and their right to determine the best choices for their lives. I enjoy developing a course of therapy with clients which allows them greater empowerment and contentment.

I include a variety of therapeutic methods when working with clients. I tailor my methods to the client’s preference and ability since each client is unique and one method does not work for everyone. I typically use techniques from Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, Emotionally Focused, Systemic, Narrative, and Play therapies.

I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology from UCLA and my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant University. I have over 30 years experience as a therapist in private practice and outpatient facility settings. I have nearly 10 years combined experience as a counselor educator and clinical supervisor. I am a lifelong learner and thrive on the exchange of ideas with students and colleagues.

I am a California native and recently moved to Idaho seeking a higher quality of life. I appreciate the beautiful country out here and the slower pace. I enjoy walking, gardening, reading, and hanging out with family which includes a few pets!
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, type of insurance, credit cards
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)
 Asperger's Syndrome
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Bicultural Difficulties
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Children's Counseling
 Chronic Illness
 Domestic Violence
 Eating Disorders
 Educational Therapy
 Family Conflict
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism
 Gifted / Talented Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 Learning Disabilities
 Life and Wellness Coaching
 Life Transitions
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Teletherapy
 Pet Therapy
 Play Therapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Premarital Counseling
 Problem Gambling
 Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Relationship Issues
 Religious Counseling
 Self-Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Sexual Dysfunction
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
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